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(Original post by barnetlad)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30298382

Does the Government intend to dine at Claridges or any other place that is inconsiderate to women who choose to breastfeed their baby?
As with Aph, I don't think I'm exactly Claridges' clientèle anyway :lol: But no intention of dining there and I fully support the right of women to breastfeed without this ridiculous idea they should have to "cover up".
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As with Aph, I don't think I'm exactly Claridges' clientèle anyway :lol: But no intention of dining there and I fully support the right of women to breastfeed without this ridiculous idea they should have to "cover up".
Same here. And aye, breastfeeding is one of the most natural things I can think of. I really don't see why anyone would object to a mother feeding her baby.
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Same here. And aye, breastfeeding is one of the most natural things I can think of. I really don't see why anyone would object to a mother feeding her baby.
Mainly because women are so ridiculously sexualised by now that our breasts are valued far more as sexual objects than they are for their actual natural purpose.
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Mainly because women are so ridiculously sexualised by now that our breasts are valued far more as sexual objects than they are for their actual natural purpose.
Yep. Which people will just have to get past. I mean, if they want to look at breasts that way, they can just look online. Plenty of porn available. But thinking of breasts as sexual objects when there's a baby attached to them... that's quite disturbing.
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(Original post by Kittiara)
Yep. Which people will just have to get past. I mean, if they want to look at breasts that way, they can just look online. Plenty of porn available. But thinking of breasts as sexual objects when there's a baby attached to them... that's quite disturbing.
Exactly, its kinda gross But that's the way it's seen unfortunately. You can take out a copy of the Sun in the cafe, no problem, but breastfeeding is an entirely different matter.
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(Original post by missfats)
Best joke.

Please do not feed his ego.
Communists these days

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We what?!

Also on the breast feeding, no clue why there is such uproar when whores can get their tits out without issue...
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(Original post by Kittiara)
Yep. Which people will just have to get past. I mean, if they want to look at breasts that way, they can just look online. Plenty of porn available. But thinking of breasts as sexual objects when there's a baby attached to them... that's quite disturbing.
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Exactly, its kinda gross But that's the way it's seen unfortunately. You can take out a copy of the Sun in the cafe, no problem, but breastfeeding is an entirely different matter.
You two sometimes sound like you're living in a naive dream realm of idealism and oversensitivity.

By the way, would you object to one showing his penis in public while urinating? Because that is the most frequent ‘natural purpose’ of penises, you know…
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You two sometimes sound like you're living in a naive dream realm of idealism and oversensitivity.

By the way, would you object to one showing his penis in public while urinating? Because that is the most frequent ‘natural purpose’ of penises, you know…
Breastfeeding feeding isn't comparable to excreting on the street.

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You two sometimes sound like you're living in a naive dream realm of idealism and oversensitivity.

By the way, would you object to one showing his penis in public while urinating? Because that is the most frequent ‘natural purpose’ of penises, you know…
Oversensitivity? I think I'm being somewhat less sensitive than the people who demand mothers don't feed their babies in public because they can't deal with a bit of breast potentially being exposed.

There's fairly obvious reasons as to why it might not be acceptable to pee in the middle of a restaurant...
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You two sometimes sound like you're living in a naive dream realm of idealism and oversensitivity.

By the way, would you object to one showing his penis in public while urinating? Because that is the most frequent ‘natural purpose’ of penises, you know…
As Green_Pink said, I don't think it's us being oversensitive. We don't object to seeing a woman breastfeeding a baby. Nor do I think it's naive or idealistic to believe that such a natural thing should be allowed to take place in public. If a baby's hungry, he/she is hungry :dontknow:.

And, I've seen men urinate before. Obviously, in the middle of a restaurant is not the right place for that, for all sorts of reasons, but I've been in unisex public toilets, and I can assure you that no sexual thoughts popped into my mind whilst walking past men's penises. Nor did I demand that they tucked them away.
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I have no problem with women breastfeeding in public, but at least they've been accommodating by putting a bit of effort in rather than just having a "non-breastfeeding area"
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Will the government be repealing the RL measures harming the British porn industry.
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Will the government be repealing the RL measures harming the British porn industry.
I'm about to raise this - if they don't, then you can expect to see a Bill published from the Liberals or failing that myself individually.
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Will the government be repealing the RL measures harming the British porn industry.
I am certainly interested in doing so. As long as the participants in the movies are consenting adults (and we do have other measures against issues of non-consent), and no genuine harm is caused/the actors and actresses are not in danger, I do not have a problem with porn that is somewhat on the kinky side. It can be assumed that those watching the videos do so voluntarily as well, so it's all a matter of free choice. I believe people are quite capable of making those choices themselves, and that they do not need the government to step in on their behalves.
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I'm about to raise this - if they don't, then you can expect to see a Bill published from the Liberals or failing that myself individually.
I think you'd probably find support across government for it.
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Does the government agree with the RL Chancellor's statement that Northern Ireland will be devolved corporation tax powers IF their all-party talks are successful, but these powers will not be devolved until 2015? Keeping in mind that, as printed in The Irish News today, "Cost of devolving business rate powers could be £1bn" to N.I. as the Republic have vowed to stay competitive against the North?
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Does the government agree with the RL Chancellor's statement that Northern Ireland will be devolved corporation tax powers IF their all-party talks are successful, but these powers will not be devolved until 2015? Keeping in mind that, as printed in The Irish News today, "Cost of devolving business rate powers could be £1bn" to N.I. as the Republic have vowed to stay competitive against the North?
As devolution minister, I support the principle of devolving corporation tax to NI. I think it should also be extended to Scotland and Wales. What was The Irish News' reasons for suggesting the figure of £1bn?
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How is the government managing without a head of state, and how will it manage given that the President Amendment did not get the required majority?
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Is the Government going to leave the EU, if they don't meet your reform demands?
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How is the government managing without a head of state, and how will it manage given that the President Amendment did not get the required majority?
We do have a Head of State. The British Republic will elect a President although they won't be in game in the same way as the Monarch was never in game.

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Is the Government going to leave the EU, if they don't meet your reform demands?
What reform demands?
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